Things I’m loving – August 2012

Shamelessly stealing inspiration from Hello Knitty and Pop Culture Happy Hour.

The 2012 Nissan Altima I’m currently borrowing – it’s zippy, it has a push button start, and it’s SO much cooler than my Toyota (which is getting a new bumper courtesy of a rear-ending last week).

Cooking. Those of you who know me know that I’m not much of a cook. Or at least I haven’t been until recently. In June, Wes offhandedly suggested that we try cooking vegetarian at home for a while. With the help of KC Door to Door Organics, a few cookbooks, a lot of cooking blogs, and a cupboard full of spices and condiments, I’m having a blast. My new food bibles: The Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health: More Than 200 New Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes for Delicious and Nutrient-Rich Dishes, Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food.

There’s also time for the sweet stuff, like the Apple Blackberry Crisp I made from apples from our tree and blackberries from our bush:

Even though it’s hotter than Hades out, I’m already dreaming of fall and warm woolen sweaters. Cue a few new patterns that have caught my eye:

Hiro by Julia Farwell-Clay:

Caulfield by Amy Herzog:

And for a smooshy garter stitch dream, Obsession by Northbound Knitting:

I’m not generally a shoe afficionado, and I rarely see a pair I HAVE to have, but I think these were made for me, no? Dansko Photo Patent in Funky Knit.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Kate
    Aug 09, 2012 @ 22:22:29

    I love those Danskos, but I will have to leave them for all the other knitters. I’ve tried wearing Danskos multiple times, but they make me trip even more than normal, which is a lot.

    Love Obsession! Awesome find.


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